Join us on Tuesday, June 30, and discover what it takes to capture hyper-realistic 3D portraits that go beyond mere physical representation,

During this livestreamed event, digital portrait artist Ian Spriggs, who specializes in the creation of digital humans, and whose credits include Mulan, Lost in Space, John Wick 3, Zygote, WarCraft, and Batman vs Superman, will detail how he creates his hyper-realistic 3D portraits. From lighting and posing to framing and composition and beyond, Ian will discuss every aspect of how to make a 3D portrait. He’ll also share his inspirations from art history as well as the theory behind the creation of his portraits.

This online-only event will be an interactive discussion, featuring a live Q&A throughout the session. Watch the livestream presentation on the Gnomon Twitch Channel, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Live.


Gnomon's full-time programs and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.



Guest Speakers

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Ian SpriggsDigital Portrait Artist

Questioning the notion of portraiture and our understanding of the Uncanny Valley, Ian Spriggs is a digital portrait artist specializing in the creation of believable digital humans. His work focuses on the connection we have to digital humans by exploring what makes us human and how we define identity. As a forerunner in the creation of digital humans, his hyper-realistic works have been recognized globally. Ian is currently working as the Character Lead at Unity Lab Vancouver; previously he has worked at Neill Blomkamp's Oatstudios, ILM, Mr. X and Image Engine on films and TV series including Mulan, Lost in Space, John Wick 3, Zygote, WarCraft and Batman vs Superman.

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Adam HartelGnomon Recruiter

As Recruiter, Adam travels to high schools, community colleges, and trade shows to educate prospective students about Gnomon’s academic options and provide information about careers in the entertainment industry. With over two decades of experience working in nonprofit, Adam has used his skills in visual art, photography, and design to create socially conscious initiatives in collaboration with art students and professionals. He has lived and worked abroad in Norway and the Netherlands while traveling Europe as a community developer and public speaker. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts from LIFE Pacific University.


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